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Wikipedia Description: Mount Shasta
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Mount Shasta or the "White Mountain" in English, a 14,179-foot (4,322 m) stratovolcano, is the second-highest peak in the Cascade Range and the fifth highest peak in California. It is a member in the Cascade Volcanic Arc and is located in Siskiyou County, and has an estimated volume of 108 cubic miles (450 km³), making it the most voluminous stratovolcano of the Cascades. Physically unconnected to any nearby mountain, and rising abruptly from miles of level ground which encircle it, Mount Shasta stands nearly 10,000 feet (3,000 m) above the surrounding area. The mountain is managed by the U.S. Forest Service, Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
The mountain has attracted the attention of poets, authors, and presidents. Shasta was memorably described by the poet Joaquin Miller: "Lonely as God, and white as a winter moon, Mount Shasta starts up sudden and solitary from the heart of the great black forests of Northern California." Naturalist and author John Muir said of Shasta: "When I first caught sight of it over the braided folds of the Sacramento Valley, I was fifty miles away and afoot, alone and weary. Yet all my blood turned to wine, and I have not been weary since." Theodore Roosevelt said "I consider the evening twilight on Mt. Shasta one of the grandest sights I have ever witnessed."
The origin of the name, "Shasta," is not known, but one theory suggests that it derives from the Russian word "chistiy" (??????), meaning "pure," and given by early Russian explorers in the area. Shastina, the name given to the smaller satellite cone, is the Russian diminutive form of Shasta and is never referred to as "Mount Shastina." An 1821 survey by Spanish Captain Luis Antonio Arguello made reference to a "high, snow-covered hill" called both "Jesús María" (a name also given to what is now called the Sacramento River) and "Los Quates" ("The Twins"), both of which most likely referred to Mount Shasta. The name "Shasta" ...More...
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2002 photos: Image quality isn't going to be very good for the first half of this year because these are scans of prints.
Equipment this year: I took the plunge and bought my first digital camera. It was October 2002 and I bought an Epson PhotoPC 3100Z. While a nice camera, it had some quirks and bumping it would result in it being totally out of focus until you manually shut it down -- something which blurred almost every picture I took in New York City one day.
Trips this year: Two weeks out west, one week in New York, and one week down south.
This was the year I started the photo web site. It started to come together in September, mostly as a way of allowing me to keep track of the pictures I was taking.